Milwaukee® Introduces the Industry’s First 18V Heat Gun

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to drive innovation within the tool industry with the introduction of the new M18™ Compact Heat Gun, the first 18V solution of its kind. Reaching operational temperature 30% faster than corded, as well as the portability advantages of the M18™ system with a compact profile, the M18™ Compact Heat Gun offers superior productivity to the user. Altogether, the power of cordless, the high performance heating coil, and the compact size allow users to heat connections quickly anywhere, anytime. “Heat guns are frequently used by a wide variety of our core user groups alongside other Milwaukee® cordless solutions for many critical installation processes. Current solutions are corded, large, clunky, and not optimized for the places where users need to work which vastly impacts user productivity,” said Brian Alves, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The M18™ Compact Heat Gun provides a solution with the M18™ system promise to improve productivity for professionals in the trades.”

When equipped with an M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack the tool delivers more than 40 heat shrink connections on one charge, easily getting many users through a full day of work. This battery also acts as a base so users can easily stand the tool up or utilize the on tool ladder hook to hang the tool between applications. For added utility, the guarded nozzle increases protection for work surfaces. Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. This new tool is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 150 power tool solutions.

Available October 2017, the new M18™ Compact Heat Gun is a testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology.


M18™ Compact Heat Gun (2688-21)

  • Temperature: 875°F
  • Guarded Nozzle: Yes
  • Ladder Hook: Ye s
  • LED Light: Yes
  • Length: 6.4”
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs

Includes M18™ Compact Heat Gun, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack, M18™/M12™ Multi Voltage Charger, 3/8” Concentrator Nozzle, Hook Nozzle and Carrying Case.

*Also available as bare tool (2688-20)

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com